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dŏmestĭcus , a, um, adj. domus,
I.of or belonging to the house.
I. Lit. (very rare): “dico intra domesticos parietes,Cic. Deiot. 2, 5: “vestis,a garment to wear in the house, id. Fin. 2, 24; Suet. Aug. 73 al.: “domesticus otior,” i. e. at home, Hor. S. 1, 6, 128.—Far more freq. and class.,
II. Transf., of or belonging to one's family; domestic, familiar, household.
A. In gen.
1. Adj.: in luctu domestico. Cic. Vatin. 13; cf. Ov. M. 13, 578: “maeror,Suet. Calig. 5: domesticis praeceptis ernditus. Cic. Rep. 1, 22 fin.; cf.: usus et consuetudo cum ali quo, id. Rosc. Am. 6; so, “usus,Quint. 4 prooem. § 4; cf. Ov. P. 4, 3, 15: “homo prope domesticus,Cic. Fam. 7, 14; cf. “praedones (with hospites and amici),id. Rosc. Am. 6: “mala,id. Sest. 45, 97; cf. “clades (with avunculus absumptus),Liv. 9, 17, 17: “exempla,id. 37, 25; Quint. 9, 3, 73: “religio,Suet. Claud. 12: “convivium,id. ib. 44: “ecclesia,the church in the house, Vulg. 1 Cor. 16, 19. —
2. Subst.: dŏmestĭci , ōrum, m., the members of a family, inmates of a household, Cic. Rab. Post. 2, 4; Liv. 1, 42; Suet. Aug. 89; 78; Vulg. 2 Reg. 16, 2 al.—Also, family domestics, household slaves, Suet. Oth. 10; and for the escort, retinue of a person, Cod. Th. 1, 12, 3; Cod. Just. 12, 7; cf. “milites,” i. e. body-guard, Vop. Numer. 13.—
B. In partic.
2. (Like the Gr. οἰκεῖος) = proprius, proper, personal, one's own (opp. alienus): “si ex ipsorum domestico incommodo nullus dolor insideret, etc., ex domestico judicio atque animi conscientia,Caes. B. C. 3, 60, 2; Cic. Div. in Caecil. 10, 31; Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 41, § 95; id. de Or. 2, 9, 38; id. Or. 38, 132; cf.: “Furiae, i. e. in his own heart,id. Rosc. Am. 24, 67. —Adv.: dŏmestĭce , at home, privately (late Lat.): “et secrete,Tert. Pall. 4: “confectus libellus,Symm. Ep. 10, 36 fin.
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